Far East Movement tapped to join Lil Wayne for summer leg of 'I Am Still Music' tour
When Lil Wayne moves his hit I Am Still Music tour to outdoor venues for its second leg this summer, the rapper is adding a dose of electro-hop to the roster by adding Far East Movement.
The multiplatinum group owned the charts when their single "Like A G6" made them the first Asian American group to achieve a No. 1 single in the country.
Los Angeles natives, the group rose to mainstream prominence after building a following in the club scene. Their hit, "Girls on the Dance Floor," co-written by Bruno Mars, earned them a record deal with CherryTree/Interscope Records.
The band is currently headlining their Free Wired World Tour, which is taking them to college campuses across the country.
FM joins Rick Ross, who supported Wayne on the first leg, along with R&B singers Keri Hilson (she actually joined the rapper on the first I Am Music tour back in 2008) and Lloyd.
The second leg of the Live Nation/Haymon Ventures produced tour will kick off in Hartford, Conn., July 13 at the Comcast Theatre and wrap up Sept. 11 at the Woodlands Amphitheatre in Woodlands, Texas.
Though the tour doesn’t have a Los Angeles stop, fans who missed Wayne's recent Staples Center and Honda Center gigs can make the trek to San Diego where he is set to play Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre on Aug. 26.
Select tickets will go on sale through Live Nation.com starting the weekend of May 20.
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: Far East Movement works the stage at a concert on Dec. 3, 2010, at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times